Eastern Delights

By JC, Germany, August 2011

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At Germany’s easternmost point (more or less) you’ll find the Saxon town of Görlitz. Like Dresden, Görlitz is one of the success stories of the former East Germany, luring visitors with an outstanding ensemble of historic buildings which span over five centuries.

The town survived the war relatively intact, and was largely untroubled by the East German passion for urban blah which blighted other civic centers. And now it’s benefited from extensive restoration with few unsympathetic additions, making it an ideal period backdrop for such films as Inglorious Bastards and The Reader.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Germany Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Germany. Photo courtesy of Südstädter via Wikimedia Commons.

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